In Gestapo Style, DSS Operatives Invade Court, Re-Arrest Sowore

There was uproar in the premises of the Federal High Court Abuja on Friday as the Department of State Services (DSS) rearrested Revolution Now Convener, Omoyele Sowore, and Olawale Bakare, barely 24 hours after they were released from custody.

They were rearrested on the grounds of fresh charges being filed against them, it was gathered.

Sowore alleged that an attempt was made on his life as men of the DSS put him in a chokehold.

Sowore and Bakare’s appearance in court on Friday was for the resumption of their trial over charges of treasonable felony for organising the Revolution Now protest, which the government saw as an attempt to disrupt the peace in the country.

They were arrested on August 3, 2019, and despite a federal high court order for them to be released on bail, the DSS, who acknowledged receipt of the order early November, kept them in custody, their reason being that the appropriate sureties had not come for them.

But following an order of Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday said that the duo should be released within 24 hours and a cost of N100,000 awarded against the DSS, they were released at about 5pm on the same day.

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